Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I Feel So Dirty

I watched Hillary's speech last night because I figure it is a good thing to know your enemy. I must say it was pretty awesome. I even cried, I couldn't believe it. I was sitting there listening to a freaking socialist and there I was getting a little teared up. I feel so dirty, but when she said that her mother was born in a time when women couldn't vote and now her daughter was able to vote for her mother for president, that was pretty powerful. That is American progress at its finest.

I guess I just don't understand why they talk about all these people that have over come the odds and lived the American dream and then in the same breath say that America is broken because people can't live the American dream. Why is it the Obamas were able to pull themselves up without help from the government, and yet they insist no one else is capable of doing the same thing?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Middle Can Be Good

I have been doing a lot of thinking about the election these past few days as Michelle Obama took the microphone at Democratic convention and tried to make everyone believe she wasn't as cold and bitchy as she comes off. I decided that this country could do a lot worse than McCain. Not just because Obama is a socialist, but because I think McCain might actually be the middle ground this country needs. The conservatives don't like him because he is too liberal and the liberals don't like him because he is too conservative. Most of the time, the best course of action lies somewhere in the middle of the two extremes. Almost never it is a good idea to take the extreme way as Obama seems to be. Other examples include, any fundamental religion, overeating, under eating, anarchy, etc. Perhaps the fact that he makes both sides just a little uncomfortable is just what this country needs to build true unity. It certainly will not come from the extremes as the Democratic party is trying to make us believe.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Freedom is Lost to the Sound of Thunderous Applause

And so it begins, or well comes to a head rather. Once again our wonderful free country is giving up freedoms out of fear. This time apparently, it isn't even a real enemy. The liberal fear of destroying the earth one polar bear at a time has led to the nation wide guilt fest if you don't recycle. Of course guilt seems to enjoy company, so now everyone must be forced to feel guilty for not saving the polar bears.

The last time I checked, the whole point of a free country was that we were able to do what we want as long as we are not infringing on the rights of others. This would imply otherwise:

"There are also new federal and state proposals to snoop on citizens in our own homes. California is considering a plan to police the temperature settings on residents' thermostats. The feds are checking on the flush capacity of our toilets and the kinds of light bulbs we use."

I really don't feel that the temperature at which I set my thermostat should be subject to ridicule or fines, or for that matter inspection in the first place. Whatever happened to the 4th amendment? Why don't they go ahead and just make sure we aren't breaking any other laws while they are at it. Perhaps we need legislation on what TV shows you should allow your children to watch. Maybe they should check our pantries and refrigerators while they are at it to make sure we are only eating foods deemed healthy by the state. Wouldn't it just be wonderful if the state were able to protect us from every poor decision we could possibly ever make. Obviously people are not capable of making the good decisions on their own, we need to be forced to do so.

Don't get me wrong, I don't think that trying to respect and protect the environment is a bad thing in and of itself. I just want to be able to make the choice of whether or not I participate in activities that may or may not help the environment. Let's not forget in the 70's everyone was convinced the earth was cooling down, so really I could be helping the earth by turning up my thermostat.

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Dentist

I had dental surgery on Friday to receive some implants. For those who don't know this means I had some titanium screw drilled into my jaw bone. It sounds really fun I know. For some reason, they convinced me that I did not really need to be sedated. The dentist's wife was sitting in front of me saying that she had done it without sedation and it wasn't that bad. I now believe this to be a lie. When the dentist broke out the hammer and chisel, I knew I was in trouble. There is nothing better than the sound of steel on steel resonating through your entire skull. Let that be a lesson; always opt for sedation.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Destroying Their Country One Child at a Time

This little girl that was too ugly to sing is going to have some serious issues. What do you say to your child when the government says you are too ugly. She wasn't even that ugly. A little makeup and some fake teeth would have fixed her right up. This is the problem the Chinese haven't figured out, that in order to lie well, you have to lie as little as possible so it doesn't seem so obvious.

Friday, August 1, 2008


This has to be the sweetest thing I have ever seen. I cried. It really made me think, besides that whole it could kill me thing, a lion would be a really great pet.